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31st March 2020

COVID19 News

Please keep your distance in East Suffolk!

East Suffolk Council is urging people to respect the official advice to practice social distancing to help stop the spread of Covid-19. The sunny weather saw many people congregate in tourist locations across East Suffolk this weekend despite official advice from the Government to practice ‘social distancing’ – scenes that were replicated across the country.

Cancelled Events Noticeboard

Please note following the advanced measures taken by the Government you should assume that all public events are now cancelled. However we will keep this page open as some details are included on future plans/postponment etc. If you have cancelled/postponed an event and would like to inform people on refunds etc and would like it

Railway Museum closes

In common with nearly all heritage railways, the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway has taken the decision to cancel all immediate opening days and postpone events scheduled for Spring and early Summer, due to the current Coronavirus outbreak. The Middy will re-open and reschedule major events as soon as the situation improves. In the meantime a small

New Wolsey Closes

Sadly, the current circumstances have led the New Wolsey to make the decision that all shows at the Theatre will be cancelled until September this year. A statement says: “With everyone’s safety in mind, we felt that this would be the best decision to ensure that we come back happy and healthy in the autumn.

Theatre Royal, Bury closure information

Following Government advice last week, the Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds closed to the public and cancelled all shows until the end of April. As the disease spreads it is now clear that it is unlikely that they will be able to present any shows that they had planned in this programme so have

Coronavirus is bringing communities together

Coronavirus is bringing communities together – with a quarter of adults saying it has seen them talk to neighbours they previously had no relationship with. A study of 2,000 adults found 64 per cent believe COVID-19 is bringing their neighbourhood closer together in a lot of ways. Many are now carrying out acts of kindness

Hadleigh firm offers deal to NHS workers

Local business, Keejays Ltd which is based in Hadleigh, Suffolk, is offering a 50% discount on its products to front-line NHS workers who want to buy directly. They are conscious that currently it is those that put their own health on the line who are struggling the most to find food for their families. As

COVID19 Advice for Travellers

Have you booked a holiday? and now wondering what to do or where you stand? The team at Deben Travel and Cruise Ready offer you some support and understanding during this extremely challenging time. They have put together the following Q&As of common concerns for their clients (although the basic details apply to us all).

Wildlife spaces still open

In line with government guidance about Covid-19 and the need for social distancing, all Suffolk Wildlife Trust offices, visitor and learning centres are closed to the public. All school visits, volunteer work parties, activities and events are cancelled. The reserves will remain open for individual enjoyment – for nature to replenish and cheer us all.

Greater Anglia Reduce Service from 23 March

Greater Anglia is to operate a reduced timetable from Monday 23 March in the light of the coronavirus situation. The service will be similar to a Sunday service, but with additional services at the start and the end of the day to enable passengers to get to and from work. Most routes will see an

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